Your name was removed from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.
Fun Fact: I have a thing for dystopian novels. I just love reading about someones perspective of a bleak future.
Another b&w from the N65. Film. Nifty fifty. Nuff said :)